|The Paintmap website - showing the Venice Paintmap|
Continuing the Places to Paint theme of this blog, this is
- the Paintmap site and
- the Paintmap Blog
- plus How-to: Embedded Paintmap Maps tells you how to embed a paintmap Google Map on your website.
What is Paintmap?
This is how the website explains the concept of Paintmap and how it functions
Paintmap is a geolocation-oriented painting sharing website with the following goals: on one hand, it allows painters all around the World to locate physically the subject painted by others and learn about the artistic activity at a given area.
On the other hand, Paintmap allows Google Earth users to complement the physical and photographic knowledge of a given area with the artistic descriptions provided by users.
Last but not least, Paintmap will contribute to the capture of our nature and human heritage through the artistic work of users as a record for future generations.
Last summer it had 300 participating artists and over 2,000 paintings on the site.
What I like about it is that it shows and tells you where people were when they did specific paintings.
Examples of artists on Paintmap
These are artists who have got a page for their work on Paintmap
- Terry Miura (Terry Miura - Studio Notes) - painting in California
- Larry Seiler (Painting from Life) - ex Moderator on Wet Canvas, painting in Wisconsin
- Martyn Clarke - painting across Australia
- Pól Skarðenni (English translation of his website) (Cut Dennison Art) - painting the Faeroe Islands. These are islands are located in subarctic latitudes inbetween the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Great Britain and Iceland.
- Vivien Blackburn (Painting, Prints and Stuff) - painting marine scenes in Norfolk and Cornwall
- Rob Ibjema (Painting Wales Diary) - painting mainly in Wales (and the Netherlands)